For refuelling during a ride, we prefer bars to gels, as they offer a slower more sustainable release of energy. Try the ZipVit ZV8 Energy Bar, or the staff favourite Clif Bar Natural Energy Bar. If you’ve really hit the wall though, you can go for a fast-hit like the Clif Bar Shot Gel or Shot Blok or ZipVit ZV7 Energy Gel.
To keep hydrated, use the Nuun Electrolyte tablets, ZipVit ZV0 Electrolyte Drink, or Osmo Active Hydration. Osmo is our preference, it’s easiest on the stomach. If you're going for an epic and want to avoid the cramps, top up before the ride with Osmo Preload Hydration too.
If you want to combine your hydration and refuelling, go for an energy drink like the SIS Go or ZipVit ZV1 Energy Drink. We prefer to keep them separate though, so you can rehydrate and refuel independently.
After your ride, get some protein in you to aid recovery – a ZipVit ZV9 Recovery Bar or Osmo Acute Recovery drink.
Finally look after yourself on the outside as well as the inside, with a generous helping of Endura Chamois Cream, or the menthol cool Elite Endurance Chamois Cream.